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A Solution To Heavy School Bags For Standard 6 Students In Penang School

today20 June 2022


Weighty matter of the school bag

Malaysian students are no strangers to heavy school bags filled with thick textbooks and homework.

However, this norm from the past has become a concern as carrying heavy backpacks for a long term can cause adolescent musculoskeletal pain. To address the issue, this principal came up with a solution to put those days of lugging weighty bags behind.

Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Permai at Jalan Tengah, Penang will be the first school to equip smart tables that are said to address the heavy bag issue starting this week.

According to Utusan, the school’s principal, Mohammad Sabarullah was the one who came up with this innovative solution. The support and donations of the Parents and Teachers Association (PIBG) have also made this project a reality.

To lighten the weight of school bags, the table is designed with two drawers that can be locked. Students from the morning and afternoon sessions can store their books in each drawer so…

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Written by: Quinny Tan